Course Summary
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The course is self-paced, and many learners complete it in 4-8 weeks.
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Anatomy and Physiology I


The course objective is to give students an introduction to the human body. The course begins with topics like structural organization, anatomical terminology, and mechanisms that keep our systems regulated. Students will explore the primary levels of organization: chemical, cellular, and tissue. They will also investigate how body systems are uniquely designed for support, protection, movement, and stability. The course concludes with an in-depth look at the nervous system which helps to regulate and control the human body through the integration of multiple systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Indicate how muscle tissue and the muscular system help with movement and stability
  • Generalize the chemical, cellular, and tissue levels of organization and their function within the body
  • Define the systems that provide protection and support for our bodies
  • Summarize how the nervous system functions to regulate, integrate, and control our bodies

General Topics:

  • An Introduction to the Human Body
  • Elements, Atoms, and Bonding
  • Inorganic and Organic Compounds
  • Cellular Level of Organization
  • Tissue Level of Organization
  • The Integumentary (Skin) System
  • Bone Tissue
  • Axial and Appendicular Skeleton
  • Joints
  • Muscle Tissue
  • Skeletal Muscle Tissue and Axial Muscles
  • Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
  • Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
  • Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Somatic Nervous System
  • Autonomic Nervous System
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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